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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Well, I needed that (you are aware, are you not, that my allies--BD? Rob?--deserted me and I am single handedly fighting World War 2 all over again below, and Mr KMan even has recruited to his axis of evil forces aligned against me in this historic struggle...?).

This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-11-05 17:14:11

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Well if ya'd take the doggone apple off your melon, maybe the axis of evil would stop shooting at you.

Oops, wait. Weren't you the guy doing the shooting? Or was that Robin Hood?

If you are from the Canton of Uri I am most suspicious of your true intent.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

I'm here, Master Tell. Just getting out from under a working day I'm glad to see the end of. I've been dropping by from time to time during the day and I must say that you've been doing a fine job of holding the line single handed. I'm happy to leave the marshalling of the facts to you. My major beef with kochman was his patronising and il-informed dismissal of any contribution the rest of the world (in particular for some reason we Brits) might have made, but I have enough headache-inducing crap to contend with without butting heads with that bozo any longer. (I will admit my typing fingers itched to respond earlier today.)

Just caught a post-election round-up on tv. They were playing Hornsby's The Way It Is underneath it. I can't quite decide if the program editors were making a subtle comment on events or just picked it because it's a nice tune. Or maybe I should stop trying to find meaning where there is none.

Anyway, I'm off to the kitchen to do some cooking with 05-15-70 for company - I think it's just what I need right now. Catch you later, old friend.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Good day rob -

Some of the recent postings have yanked me out of lurkdom. Don't sweat kochman too much. It takes some conservatives a bit longer to lick their wounds and get over last night's election results. Shoot, I had to wade through about 30 posts in here this morning before I had to laugh it off and stop pouting.

BTW - 9/18/70 going here in Virginia. Epic Other One IMO.

Be well.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 5, 2008 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

That's OK, I got your back . . .I know nothing of history and WWII except I did read a fine book by my pals Uncle who used his fathers notes to put together the story of how his dad ran one of the craft that landed troops at 'the beach' on d-day. It is pretty interesting to get such a close (second hand?) accounting of one persons veiw/experience of that action.

I suppose I should read more historical stuff.

Might as Well!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

If you want to read something that will take a long while, but with only a little effort (it can be dense) and with the reward of learning a huge amount about the world we live in today and all the antecedents of its structure politically (at least via European influences), "Munich: the Price of Peace" is a must read. You will learn much of the importance of WWI, the 20s, the 30s, and even beyond.

Having read literally 100s of books on 1850 to 1970, it was perhaps the most thorough in revealing so much of the political, cultural and other influences on why we had WWII, and the major players involved.

Riveting.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

I've mentioned this before, but well worth your time:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/09/03/specials/johnson-modern.html?_r=1&;oref=slogin [Paul Johnson: Modern Times]

I'm about 2/3rd through a current re-read. Also, did you ever read Daniel Yergin's "The Prize"? - all about history of oil and it's role in war, politics, etc. throughout last century until now (depending on his most recent addition). Fascinating book.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Throw the following into you book bag as well:

Financial Armageddon
Twilight in the Desert
The Fourth Turning
Peak Oil
When The Oil Runs Out